Nailing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations NailingAnything not nailed down is a cat toy.ndash;AnonymousIt take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.ndash;AnonymousWhatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.ndash;Collis P. HuntingdonAmbition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.ndash;William Lilly Use in Literature NailingThe bookkeeper was biting his nails, a habit he had when he was annoyed.ndash;Horatio Alger in Driven From Home.Nor saw I e'er Groom currying so fast, for whom his lord Impatient waited, or himself perchance Tir'd with long watching, as of these each one Plied quickly his keen nails, through furiousness Of ne'er abated pruriency.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Nails of all sorts.ndash;Azel Ames in The Mayflower and Her Log, vol 5.Anyhow, the horseshoe was firmly nailed to the mast in the Fram's saloon, and there it still hangs.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.It is only fastened with nails and jagged bolts.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Still I didn't want to give up my liberty, and was arguing the points over again, when Sally took me right aback so strongly that I gave up, wrote a pledge, signed it, and nailed it up over the mantelpiece, where it has got to stay.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.About seven nails or pins are employed in straightening the wire, and their adjustment is a matter of some nicety.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.
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